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Ndiraya Wants Murwira Permanently

DYNAMOS coach Tonderai Ndiraya is keen to secure Godknows Murwira on a permanent deal.

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The utility player is on a one-and-a-half year loan from champions FC Platinum.

Interestingly, his two-year contract with the Zvishavane club expires in December.

The champions haven’t made any attempt to tie him down.

And Ndiraya believes Murwira will be key to his long-term Dynamos project.

“Murwira has always been in my plans,’’ the coach said.

“His loan with us runs out this December but, as a coach, I would like to have him beyond that period.

“He is one man who can give us a lot, in terms of experience. He is a good player and I definitely want him to stay.

“We have our own vision as Dynamos and, from a coaching point of view, Murwira fits well into that vision.”

Murwira joined FC Platinum last season after an impressive term in Ngezi Platinum Stars’ colours.

He was then loaned out to Dynamos. However, he was injured towards the end of the season with the injury being aggravated during pre-season.

He has fully recovered, following surgery.

The PSL, with the help of the Footballers Union of Zimbabwe, have been encouraging players, whose contracts have expired or are about to expire, to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, with clubs, for the good of the game.

FIFA have since underscored the need for a win-win scenario, in such cases, since the coronavirus epidemic disrupted the game.

FUZ are currently handling several cases in which players want to move out of clubs since some of the teams haven’t been paying them since March.

The 2020 domestic season remain suspended and there are no indications when it’s likely to begin.

Murwira Discharged From Hospital After Successful Operation

Versatile utility player Godknows Murwira underwent a successful operation of his troublesome knee at a local hospital and was discharged yesterday.

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The developments will certainly cheer the Dynamos family as the club went out of its way to fund the whole process

Murwira, who injured his knee late last year before the injury worsened during pre-season, went under the knife on Friday and will now need between six to eight weeks to fully recover.

The 26-year-old on-loan Murwira had been ruled out for the first half of the 2020 Premiership season.

However, the beginning of the competition was shelved due to the coronavirus and chances are now high the midfielder will be fit by the time the league kicks off.

ZIFA have set August/September as tentative kick-off dates.

With Murwira now on the path to recovery, the Harare giants’ camp was in high spirits yesterday.

“We are glad to announce that our player Godknows Murwira has been released from hospital after undergoing a successful knee operation,” Dynamos spokesperson Tinashe Farawo said yesterday

“The doctors are saying it will take at least six weeks for him to recover and we are hoping for the best.”

The Dynamos Executive led by banker Isaiah Mupfurutsa have brought a wholesome professional touch to the Harare giants, previously notorious for neglecting injured players.

A few days ago, Mupfurutsa had promised that they had booked Murwira for a knee operation at a local hospital.

True to their word, the process has been done.

Only recently, the club took full responsiblity for captain Partson Jaure’s medical expenses after he was injured in a road accident in March.

EDITORIAL : Ndiraya Needs To Make A Bold Decision On Jaure

DYNAMOS Football club coach Tonderai Ndiraya faces a mental battle in the next three days as he ponders on the future of hospitalised captain Partson Jaure** in his squad for the first half of the 2020 season, at least.

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As revealed last week in Avondale, Dynamos currently has 26 senior players and 4 juniors earmarked for registration at the Premier Soccer League offices (see list below).

Already, striker Nigel Katawa was missing from the list that Dembare revealed to the public at the Sales and Marketing function, with reports suggesting that he is set to join a top-flight club in Russia soon.

But the Premier Soccer League requires that all top-flight clubs register a maximum of 30 players inclusive of 25 senior players and 5 U20 players, meaning that Ndiraya still needs to strike off at least one more player from his senior players’ list to comply with the required number.

Utility player Godknows Murwira** appeared on the list though Dynamos has already decided against registering him for the first half of the season as he is battling a knee injury that he sustained during his time at Ngezi Platinum Stars.

Murwira has been a notable absence from the Dynamos’ pre-season training sessions including bonding sessions and the Dynamos technical team has decided to give him some bit of time to fully recover.

Murwira is an FC Platinum player who joined Dembare in July last season on a one-year loan and Dembare decided against risking the player for the final six months of the loan deal.

So as things stand, Dynamos’ senior players list has a full complement of 25 players, inclusive of the bed-ridden Jaure.

Jaure was involved in a nasty road accident early on Sunday morning near Prince Edward School and was rushed to Parirenyatwa with suspected serious head injuries.

Team Doctor Musara recently revealed that Jaure suffered a tear of the skull and sources last night say he was set to be sent for an operation of the head.

Dynamos chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa, though diplomatic, hinted that the player will most certainly be away from the field for a “considerable” amount of time.

“Look, we are constantly getting feedback and guidance from the doctors. There was talk about going to the theatre but that decision ultimately rests with the Jaure family.

‘What we know, as a club right now is that our captain may not be ready to play again in some considerable amount of time.

“However, as Dynamos Football Club, we continue to stand by his side, footing all the bills and hoping he will get better soonest and back on to the field of play,” he told the media at Parirenyatwa last night.

Therein lies Ndiraya’s predicament – does he keep his captain on the list knowing he may not return to the field soon, but doing it all out of goodwill for a helpless victim?

Or does he go the radical way and omit him from the final list and sign a potential replacement for now, and possibly retain him in the second half of the season, that is if he recovers fully? This obviously with possible consequences of the wrath of sympathisers who will accuse Ndiraya of the proverbial ‘hitting a man when he is down’?

Clubs have an option to register less than 25 seniors and possibly use up the vacant slots when signing unattached players in the course of the season.

Ndiraya will, however, not face any problem with his juniors’ list as he may choose to keep his four rookies as they are, or to add one more.

With the PSL first transfer window set to close at midnight next Tuesday, it will be of great interest to fans, media and observers whether Ndiraya will keep Jaure on his list or he may provisionally leave him out to sign another player.

The local football season, just like all other leagues across the world, are currently in limbo due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and a plus for Jaure is that the 2020 season is not pencilled to begin any time soon. The more the season gets delayed, the more days and chances he gets to recover and increase his chances of a return to the field.

We believe Ndiraya should bite the bullet and leave out Jaure, at least for the first half of the season. This may not be a popular choice, but very necessary given the circumstances.

We also urge Ndiraya to leave out rookie Jinja Tanyaradzwa**, the fourth goalkeeper on the list, and get two more good outfield youngsters from our lower division team, that are competent enough to add firepower to the team when needed.

Its not a good time to be in Ndiraya’s shoes right now. But great coaches have been known to have made bold decisions at some points in their career, and reaped rich rewards eventually from thence.

DYNAMOS FC PROPOSED SQUAD

SENIOR PLAYERS
1. Appiah Sylvetser
2. Chidhobha Tanaka
3. Chinani Simbarashe
4. Chisi Tawanda
5. Chiunye Tinotenda
6. Dhemere Kudzanai
7. Diya Munyaradzi
8. Eonde Albert
9. Jalai Emmanuel
10. Jaure Partson**
11. Madzokere Byron
12. Maliselo Ali Joseph
13. Manenji Albert
14. Mangala Ngandu
15. Mawadza Munyaradzi
16. Mawarire Takunda
17. Mhlanga Nkosilathi
18. Muringai Tinotenda
19. Murwira Godknows**
20. Mushunje Barnabas
21. Mutsetse Lennox
22. Mutudza Juansmith
23. Mvula Tymon
24. Nadolo King
25. Selemani Jarrison
26. Temwanjira David

JUNIOR PLAYERS
26. Jinja Tanyaradzwa**
27. Magwaza Tendaishe
28. Musandurwa Panashe
29. Rateiwa Kelvin

Injury Forces Murwira Out Of Dembare Squad

DYNAMOS Football Club has confirmed utility player Godknows Murwira’s time at the club has provisionally come to an end due to a nagging knee injury that has he aggravated in the closing stages of last season.

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Dynamos assistant coach Gift “Umbro” Muzadzi confirmed Murwira will not be registered for the first half of the 2020 season.

Murwira is an FC Platinum player who joined Dembare in July last season on a one-year loan and was hoping to complete his final six months at Dynamos in Tonderai Ndiraya’s much-changed side.

“Murwira is on the road to recovery from a nasty injury. He is getting better but considering the period he will take to be 100 per cent again, we thought it would be prudent for us not to register him for the first half of the season.

“Murwira is one of our best players and it is unfortunate we won’t have him for the first half of this coming season. But the team’s medical staff is working flat out to make sure he comes back even stronger,” Muzadzi said.

The former Ngezi Platinum Stars player is being haunted by his right knee that he originally inured during his time at Ngezi Platinum Stars and has been a notable absence from the Dynamos’ training sessions including bonding sessions and the Dynamos technical team has decided to give him some bit of time to fully recover.

Dynamos team doctor Robert Musara also spoke on the utility player’s injury.

“Murwira’s injury is a long standing one. It is an injury he suffered way back when he was still at Ngezi.

“He had an accident and the injury has been slowly building up. After we did an MR (Magnetic Resonance) scan on him we stopped him from playing because we did not want to do more damage to it.

“In essence, the player needs specialised medical treatment”

“Murwira can still play but he won’t be at his peak, he won’t be 100 percent fit because of this injury, he will be in pain.

“We have since rested the player because we don’t want to worsen the situation” said Musara.

It remains to be seen whether FC Platinum will effectively recall him when his loan deal expires at the end of June or Dembare will re-engage him, everything obviously dependant on the progress he makes in his battle with the injury.

Murwira is one of 3 senior players who was called upon by Ndiraya as the Harare giants struggled in the middle of last season.

The others, striker Evans Katema is now with Zambian giants Zanaco while the pair of midfielder Archieford Gutu and striker Simba Nhivi have since been offloaded

Muzadzi also shed light on their preparations.

“Our preparations have been going on very well and all the players, save for Murwira, are in an excellent shape.Its unfortunate we will no longer be travelling to Mozambique due to the coronavirus but we are not digressing.

On Saturday, Dynamos played against newly-promoted army side Cranborne Bullets and won 2-nil courtesy of David Temwanjira and Ali Maliselo’s goals.